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Drought Makes Bear Run-Ins More Common

Unpleasant encounters between humans and bears are up in Western states including Colorado and Wyoming. It's due largely to the drought. Bears are traveling longer distances for food because one of their natural foods — berries — has dried up due to lack of rain and snow melt. They're now turning to dumpsters and even breaking into homes to raid kitchen cabinets
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Two Die After Hantavirus Outbreak In Yosemite

Two people have died after an outbreak of the hantavirus at a camp in Yosemite National Park. The disease is transmitted by infected rodents.
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Seals' Comeback Spells Trouble For Mass. Coast

A federal law that protects gray and harbor seals has led to a population boom off the coast of Cape Cod. Fishermen and residents say the seals have become a nuisance, and the first shark attack in Massachusetts in 76 years is now fueling a contentious debate.
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National Zoo To Open New 'American Trail' Exhibit

The National Zoo is getting a bit more continental, as a new renovated section of the park is reopened called the "American Trail" that will bring a taste of the Pacific Northwest.

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Denali National Park Still Closed After Bear Attack

Part of Alaska's Denali National Park is still closed after a hiker was mauled to death by a grizzly bear on Friday. It was the first fatality from a bear attack in the park's nearly 100 year history. Melissa Block talks to park superintendent Paul Anderson for an update.
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Snakes, And The Snake Wranglers Who Love Them

The growth of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has opened an unusual career path: snake wrangling. For Paula and Matt Wilson, becoming snake wranglers was a natural fit. They love snakes, and the job lets them move the animals out of harm's way.

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